SCO UNIX OPENSERVER HP PRINT SERVERS
Posted on 2000-02-25
I have a SCO Unix 5.0.5 Openserver Enterprise system on the internet that clients (using an ibm3151 term emulation program in windows) utilize our software on. We require the clients to have a HP Laser Printer with an internet based IP address so that we can send print jobs directly from our SCO box (using lp command) to the clients HP Print Server's IP address.
My question is what is the best way to setup the printers in SCO since every printer that a client has is an HP Laserjet class printer attached to an external HP Print Server? I have heard I need to use the BootP HP software, but I dont really use BOOTP because the print servers are setup and have their own internet based IP address.
Also, some clients want to use their firewall so the HP Print server will have an internal IP address that will be statically translated as valid internet IP address and I am wondering what ports will be used for the outbound prints jobs from the SCO Server to the remote HP Print Server; For firewall issues. I.E. if the nat translation needs to know specific ports so the translation from the valid internet IP address to the internal Print Server address will have the correct ports open.
Please remeber that my clients are directly telnetting into the SCO unix box and generating print jobs from the machine back to their print servers.